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US supplies critical weapons to Iraqi Forces in fight against ISIL

US supplies critical weapons to Iraqi Forces in fight against ISIL

Soldiers, from the 76th Iraqi Infantry Brigade, received M16A2 rifles and infantry equipment sets, May 24-26, as part of the fielding of combat brigade equipment sets supplied to Iraqi Security Forces from the United States to support the fight against […]


CIA drone strike targets top Al-Qaeda leader in Yemen: Report

CIA drone strike targets top Al-Qaeda leader in Yemen: Report

The leader of Al-Qaeda’s branch in Yemen was targeted in a CIA drone strike last week, though US officials would not immediately confirm he had been killed, The Washington Post reported Monday. Nasir al-Wuhayshi’s group, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, […]


No trust in Iran nuclear talks: top negotiator

No trust in Iran nuclear talks: top negotiator

A top Iranian official, in an unusual declaration Saturday, said there remains no trust between Tehran and world powers and either side could yet abandon a nuclear deal after signing. In comments that laid bare a paradox of long-running negotiations […]


45 dead in Saudi-led raids on Yemen capital

45 dead in Saudi-led raids on Yemen capital

Twenty civilians were among at least 45 people killed in Saudi-led air strikes on the rebel-held armed forces headquarters in the Yemeni capital on Sunday, a medic said. The raids on the army headquarters in central Sanaa came a day […]


Litany of problems keep Iraqi army weak

Litany of problems keep Iraqi army weak

Iraq’s leadership was indignant after US accusations that its forces lack the will to fight but assessments of the army’s ability suggest the rank-and-file have reasons to shy from battle. Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said Sunday, a week after the […]


US to sell bombs to Israel, helicopters to Saudis

US to sell bombs to Israel, helicopters to Saudis

The United States said Wednesday it plans to sell thousands of bombs and missiles to Israel as well as 10 Seahawk helicopters to Saudi Arabia, in deals worth about $1.9 billion each, officials said Wednesday. The US State Department informed […]


Turkey says it shot down ‘Syrian helicopter’

Turkey says it shot down ‘Syrian helicopter’

Turkish fighter jets on Saturday shot down a Syrian helicopter that crossed into Turkey’s airspace in the south of the country, the government and army said. The incident marked a new spike in tensions between Turkey and the Damascus regime […]


Yemen rebels say coalition jet downed as raids heat up

Yemen rebels say coalition jet downed as raids heat up

Yemeni rebels said on Monday they shot down a fighter jet as Saudi-led coalition air strikes intensified a day ahead of a hoped-for five-day humanitarian truce. Morocco announced that one of its warplanes taking part in operations against the rebels […]


US, Saudi Arabia play down rift

US, Saudi Arabia play down rift

The White House and Saudi Arabia scrambled to quell talk of a diplomatic rift Monday, after King Salman pulled out of a summit with President Barack Obama at the eleventh hour. Senior US and Saudi officials appeared in public to […]


Saudi-led coalition using cluster bombs in Yemen

Saudi-led coalition using cluster bombs in Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition bombing rebels in Yemen has been using US-supplied cluster munitions in its air campaign, Human Rights Watch said Sunday, warning of the long-term dangers to civilians. The widely banned bombs contain dozens of submunitions, which sometimes do […]


 
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